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DIPP Discusses Standard Essential Patents , Comments invited. (Part 1)

The featured image shows some stick figures discussing on a topic. This post is about the paper published by DIPP on SEPs. To read more click here.

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) recently published a discussion paper on standard essential patents (SEPs) and their availability on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. The paper published on 01-March-2016 invites views from the concerned stakeholders regarding Standard Essential Patents and the issues surrounding them. This post is the first part in the series of posts to come that will discuss on the concept of SEPs. This post therefore will provide an introduction to Standrad Essential Patents and will briefly discuss the contents of the paper published by DIPP. SEPs have always been the subject of debate, discussion and...

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What a bright idea!

The image is of a bulb as the post is about a lamp powered by salt water battery. To read more click here.

  We all are familiar with the concept where electricity can be produced when two electrodes are immersed in an electrolyte. Recently, the researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) have developed an eco-friendly lamp that runs entirely on salt water. Here the salt water battery uses saline solution as the electrolyte. Vasant Natarajan from the Physics Department of IISc refined on this concept. The overall apparatus consists of a box (approximately 6cm in height and 11cm in length) which is made up of 4 cells, 600 ml of water with 2 tablespoons of salt poured into the container and the...

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Happy Women’s Day – An invention that made all the ‘difference’.

The featured image is the portrait of Ada Lovelace. This post is about ada lovelace - the first computer programmer in the world. Her invention led to several patents in the field of IT. To read more click here.

Hello there dear readers. This post commemorates every woman without whom man would probably find life an impossible experience. There are no second thoughts that over the last few decades or so, women have come on par with men in almost every field. Be it sports, arts or literature, women are giving their male counterparts a run for their money. Women these days hold some of the top positions in several big business organizations and women entrepreneurs are continuously setting new trends in businesses. Even in medical and engineering fields - thought to be a male dominated field, women are...

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Women’s Day (Patent) Series- The women behind the invention of Kevlar

Image of chemist and entrepreneur Stephanie Kwolek. The image is a screenshot from the Women in Chemistry video, created by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, in which she discusses her work. The post discusses imporatnt patents/ inventions y women inventors. To read more click here.

Fabrics that can save lives were unthinkable before the 19th century! Many soldiers and law officers are indebted to one woman's invention which has saved their lives, time and again. Stephanie Kwolek, one of the first women research chemists, was a famous inventor who gained national recognition in 1960 for her work with long molecule chains at low temperatures. In 1971, she made a very important discovery which led to the invention of Kevlar, a synthetic material that is five times stronger steel. Kwolek made the breakthrough while working on specialty fibers at a DuPont laboratory in Wilmington. At the time,...

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Women’s Day Series: The woman behind the syringe patent

The image is of a syringe as the post is about the first syringe patent. To read more click here.

Everyone is well aware about the medical syringe consisting of a cylinder with a nozzle and a piston for injecting or withdrawing fluids. But most of us don’t know the history behind it which has helped mankind over the past 120 years. Here is an interesting post that gives you an insight to the history of the medical syringe. On Feb 12, 1896, Letitia Mumford Geer, an American lady filed for a patent application that discloses a medical syringe. Letitia Mumford Geer was granted a patent for the same in 1899. Letitia is credited with the invention of medical syringe that...

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Women’s Day Series: A patent that made your long drives more comfortable

The image is of a car heater as the post is about the history of car heater. To read more click here. To read more click here.

“We must look to the limitless potential that lies ahead. To win the future, we must equip the young women of today with the knowledge, skills and equal access to reach for the promise of tomorrow” - President Barack Obama It might come as a surprise to some of us but it was actually against the law for women to file patents in their own names, until the late 1800s. This meant that they had to file their inventions under their husband’s or father’s name. Women being the real architects of our society, their achievements are often overlooked. Today let us talk...

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Women’s Day Series: Mary Anderson – Patentee of clear vision.

The image is of Mary Anderson, patentee of the windsheild wiper. The post discusses about her and her invention. To read more click here .

"As the world evolves, so too does the growing role of women who are proving their infinite capabilities in today's complex workplace, and exhibiting a new usefulness now and for the future."- Mary Anderson You may have never heard of the inventor featured in this post, but you have most definitely used her invention a hundred times, especially during rain or snow.  Mary Anderson (1866-1953), was a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She was an American real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist and an inventor. The credit of inventing one of the most simple and crucial piece of technology used in all modern day vehicles is attributed...

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Women’s Day Series: Patented inventions by some real life heroines

The image is of a fire escape as the post talks about the first fire escape patent. To read more click here.

"Women are always saying, 'We can do anything that men can do.' But Men should be saying, 'We can do anything that women can do.'" —Gloria Steinem Hello readers, as most of us may know 8th March is celebrated as International Women’s day. The day is celebrated to honour women’s achievements all over the world, without any regards to restrictions like race, language, ethnicity etc. Even though the International Women’s Day celebration has its roots in the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe, with time it has acquired a day...

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Historical Patents II: Bread- The Slice of Life

Featured image is of two slices of bread in a toaster as the post is about bread patent. To read more click here.

  “There is not a thing that is more positive than bread.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky   Some things are forever, like bread. For over 30,000 years bread has been an important part of our diet. And throughout most of the history, we either bought bread loves from the bakers or baked it ourselves; until one man changed the way bread was sold. On 7 July 1928, first automatically sliced bread loaves were produced in Chillicothe, Missouri, using a machine invented by Mr. Otto Rohwedder, an Iowa-born, Missouri-based jeweller who exhibited entrepreneurship streak since his childhood. Rohwedder started working on a machine that would automatically slice...

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Young Intellectuals: Intellectual Property Insights

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Intellect breeds wisdom, and wisdom begets knowledge. Intellectuals push the boundaries of knowledge and creativity, and with these sharp minds around, the world is always dynamic. Often, a peek into minds of intellectuals gives insight and foresight beyond the ordinary. 'Young Intellectuals' takes a look into minds of select IP Professionals, whose contributions are making more than a noteworthy difference to the progress of science and creative arts. Patents, MNCs, and India Strategy: R. Lakshminarayanan Role of IP/ Patents in Indian Companies: Nilesh Puntambekar Patents in Electronics and Telecommunications Industry: Nitin Nair Pharma Patent Strategy for India: Vinita Radhakrishnan Prosecuting Mechanical and Automotive Patents: Somashekar...

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